CONSOL Energy Plans to Re-enter Blacksville No. 2
This process was completed March 24. An analysis indicated the fire was suc-cessfully extinguished and company offi-cials have said they would allow re-entry pending further testing; Blacksville No. 2 produces approximately 400,000 tons of coal monthly under normal operations.
“I am extremely proud of the success-ful collaborative effort from federal and state agencies, the UMWA, contractors-vendors and our employees on site who worked around-the-clock to remotely extinguish a fire in less than 12 days,” said CONSOL Energy Senior Vice President Chuck Shaynak. “We accom-plished all of the work without an injury.”